Sgraffito Drawing with Kelly Six

The monthly meeting of The Florida Glass Dragons is February 10th, 2019! Mark your calendars!

Date: February 10th, 2019
Place: Kelley Six’s Home

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m ish

Kelly has a fun meeting planned for us! In addition to lampworking, she is also fantastic fused glass artist and she is opening her home to us, offering a really neat project called Sgraffito Drawing on some fusible glass.

In Kelly’s words:

It will be fun to see everyone! I thought we’d start with a little Glass Powder Sgraffito Drawing on some fusible glass. I can easily fire and people’s projects to them. $10 should cover the materials and firing. I’d also be willing to mail them to anyone not coming to another meeting for the cost of a small flat rate box $7.90 — Feel free to bring a friend if you’d like.

Here’s a nice Pinterest example:

In addition, there is a fun whimsical museum not too far away. It only costs $5 so I thought after the meeting anyone who is interested in checking it out could carpool over there. Here is the Tripadvisor link for that:

We can’t wait to see you there.
See you soon!

RSVP to Crystal Clark

March Meeting: Jennifer Jennings is hosting in Melbourne! She will have a fun project for us:)

Looking for volunteers to host meetings April, May….etc etc

Additional Announcements:
We have been asked to participate in the Central Florida Fair. They are willing to pay us $250 for booth setup and extended the ability to sell our works there as well if we would like. They generally don’t allow sales….but I said it would be easier to get folks to volunteer to work the fair if they could sell their wares. I have been chatting back and forth with the organizer for a couple weeks now and we are past the deadline to participate. He is ok with that and allowing us a bit more time as he approached us late in the game. They would like 3 weekends commitment but are okay with less if we need that. They also would like us to do a 2-hour slot for demos as well. This would be a great opportunity for us to expand. It is the fairs 107th year! Below is a link to the event. I need to hear back from all who are willing to do this with me. I am willing to book a hotel and stay up there for the 3 weekends to run it…but I can’t do it alone:) I need help. Again…you can sell your stuff! Please get back to me as soon as possible if you can help and /or think we should do this:)

Crystal Clark

If we do this we wont have a March meeting as it will be during one of the weekends at the fair..or we can do it at the fair:) Jen Jennings will host for April if we do the fair:)

Central Florida Fair | Orlando, FL
4603 W. Colonial Dr • Orlando, FL

Jennifer Jennings knows someone selling 3 ktanks for $150 each. These are owner tanks and marked as such. He also has a chili pepper kiln for $300. The Chili pepper is 2 years old and has a new relay and coil.

We are actively looking for a welding instructor for a class for a meeting. Please keep us posted if you know of one! We would like to do a garden art welding project as a group:)

Happy Holidays! It’s Party Time!

It’s time for the Florida Glass Dragons Holiday Party, December 8 at Glenda Long’s place in St. Cloud! We have tons of fun stuff planned!

Date: December 8th 2018
Place: 2374 Tyson Road
           St. Cloud, FL
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m

For starters, the Florida Glass Dragons are going to be supplying glaskolbens to everyone to try, no purchase necessary, as our gift to you this year! You will get to make at least 3 and take them home with you. Maybe more depending on turn out and the amount of glaskolbens we have. We are looking for some donations of 90 COE frit for this:) To those not familiar with these they are blown ornaments and don’t be scared…they are beginner friendly!

We are also going to do a White Elephant Exchange! Anyone who wants to participate needs to bring a wrapped gift ( under $25) The more humorous the gift the better…This is for entertainment only…😊 It is tons of fun and the more that participate the better! It is also called Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa…  White Elephant Gift Exchange

Diane Wingard is donating a turkey, so we are going to have a feast! Bring fixins that go with a holiday dinner!

Chris McElroy and Margie Chan were thinking of doing a tree that everyone could donate an ornament to and we can raffle it off to the winner:) Bring an ornament…it doesn’t have to be glass. Prizes will be given for donating:) I will be bringing some cosmetics, bath and body from my shop as well for the prizes..

Hope to see everyone there:) Should be a fantastic meeting!

June 9 – Learn To Melt Glass At The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club

It’s once again time for the monthly meeting of The Florida Glass Dragons. We have another exciting meeting planned that you won’t want to miss!

Florida Glass Dragons & St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club are co hosting a meeting!

We will be demoing glass bead making and making metal bead caps! For the tiny sum of $5. You can sit down and make a bunch of beadcaps to go on your beads! Bring inorganic material to roll in the metal presses to make designs on the metal. A leaf will work if it is dead ( dry) so think outside of the box:)…lace, material, dead leaves and other flora. It does have to be small enough to roll through the press….use your imagination:)

Dont miss this opportunity as all meetings will not have the ability to torch present!

Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in lampworking, but not been able to try? Or, perhaps, is just getting started but hasn’t had much exposure to other artists? Or…well established and just want to meet and hang out with other glassy folks for the day? Well, bring them along! Hosted by Joe David at SLC Rock and Gem club, this event is open to everyone, members and non-members! The studio features several torches, so everyone will have an opportunity to try their hand, if they so choose. We’ll have some demos, as well as a question and answer session. So help us spread the word! We can’t wait to see you there!

Location: St. Lucie County Rock & Gem Club
6901 Heritage Dr
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Food Suggestions: Finger Foods. Bring something
to share with the group.

The mission of the Florida Glass Dragons is to promote the diverse art of glass beadmaking and other glass working techniques; to be socially responsible through support of worthy causes; to provide a nurturing environment to all members; and foremost, to have a good time together through our common passion for glass.

As always, you are encouraged you to bring your art work for show and tell and don’t forget your donations for Beads of Courage!

The Dragons will be bringing in teachers this year for members and non member classes. If you join the group you get reduced tuition:)

The SLC rock and gem club offers tons of reasonably priced classes and all sorts of metal and gem equipment! You can learn to do silversmithing, gemstone faceting, gem cabochon making, bronze clay classes, vaccum casting, fused glass, metal enamel, and on and on. The facitlity has 6 minor torches for glass and tons and tons of equipment for metal working and gem working. The facility is air conditioned:)

St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club

CASTING​ (Centrifugal) $65**
CASTING (Vaccum) $65**
METAL IMPRESSIONS (morning) $65**
METAL IMPRESSIONS (evening) $65**

When taking more than one class, the most expensive class is considered your first class. Each additional class ( listed as a $65.00 class ) will be $50.00. If second or third class is listed as a $35.00 class it will become a $25.00 class.​


Photos From Saturday’s Meeting

We had such a great time at the March meeting, this past Saturday! The subject was etching and we covered chemical etching, 2 types of manual engraving and sand blasting. Thank you so much, Glenda and Margie, for hosting and demonstrating!

Here are a few photos from the meeting: